Tusmore Park | Free Wading Pool, Playground & Creek

Tusmore Park Wading Pool

The refurbishment of the Tusmore Park Wading Pool has been highly anticipated by all who love this park. What a fabulous upgrade this is with some great new features which make it bigger and better as well as safer and more fun.

Located in the City of Burnside, Tusmore Park is a picturesque spot with beautiful tall trees that offer plenty of shade with lots of open grassy areas to play.  As well as the wading pool there is a creek running through the park, well maintained tennis courts, plus bbq and toilet facilities. It’s a very popular place for family picnics and celebrations, especially on weekends.

New Wading Pool Features:

  • Wading pool is now fully fenced, which had been a concern in the past.
  • There is a graduated entry on one side which is fab for the littlies and more accessible.
  • A new safety rail has been included at the graduated entry.
  • The depth of the pool is up to 30cm (as it was before).
  • New water fountains add extra fun for splashing and water play.
  • An additional lagoon like pool has been added alongside the bigger pool.
  • New outdoor showers have been installed (there are toilets at the park).
  • The terraced grass area is great for a picnic.
  • It is well shaded by the large shade cloth and huge established trees around the park.


Tusmore Wading Pool gates are now locked overnight following closure each evening. These changes were made in the interest of community safety to ensure that all visitors can remain safe outside of daylight hours. The gates are unlocked again each morning.

You can find the Tusmore Wading Pool opening times here

The wading pool is fully fenced, however the park, creek and playground are not. Please note the pool is not supervised by lifeguards therefore careful supervision of little ones is always necessary as with anywhere there is water.

Please note: there may be times when the pool will close for maintenance. Please check the City of Burnside Facebook page for any updates.

Some important things to keep in mind when the pool is open:

  • Children must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times
  • No food or drinks in the water area
  • No dogs in the water
  • Dogs within 20 metres of the pool must be on a lead
  • No glass within the pool fenced area
  • No smoking within 10 metres of the pool

Take a look at our preview videos below:


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Tusmore Park Playground

The playground at Tusmore Park is not a huge one and is not fenced, but has something for different ages. The climbing frame, slide, swings and spinning poles look down onto a paved maze and sandpit.

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Kids love to run around, up and down the mound too.

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Tusmore Park’s Creek

When there is water running through the creek, kids absolutely love to wade through it, stepping over stones, playing and exploring. The photos below were taken many years ago when we were lucky to have water running through it during summer.

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Don’t worry though, because a dry creek bed can also offer different play opportunities. Climbing over the stones, sorting out rocks, building dams – they can have just as much fun. There are also many bridges throughout the park to cross over and explore under. Other Adelaide creeks to explore.

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Stirling St, Tusmore,  Parking available along Kennaway Street, Stirling Street, Barr-Smith Street and Rivington Grove.

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For more information and all enquires please visit the City of Burnside website or follow their Facebook page for updates.

What:  Tusmore Park Wading Pool & Playground

When:  Anytime (wading pool opens daily from early/mid October until February/March each year)

Where:  Stirling Street, Tusmore | map

Who:  Families

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: All photos by Play & Go


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5 Responses to “Tusmore Park | Free Wading Pool, Playground & Creek”

  1. May 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    We love love love Tusmore Park. The wading pool is the best thing in summer. The playground is nice too. We had many bbqs and picnics there and I’ve introduced many people to it that weren’t aware that it existed. But there is one downside to this gem, the toilets facilities are the worst that I have ever come across. I cringe when I have to take my daughter in there; they are rather repulsive. I only hope that they can be redone soon and then we can spend even more time there!

  2. October 28, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

    Is the wading pool open?

  3. October 30, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

    We just checked again today (Friday 30 October 2015) and unfortunately it’s still not open yet.

  4. November 16, 2015 at 1:44 pm #

    do we have to book to use the park at tusmore?

  5. November 23, 2015 at 12:53 am #

    No need to book – it’s first come basis if you are having a party there.

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